I think the Revell snap trucks are some of the best kits to hack up! They're inexpensive to start with, they fit nicely, you don't have to fiddle with the hoods and cabs to align, they have pretty good parts (save the rear wheels and all tires...), that can be used on many other trucks... Good castings for the bodies and straight frames. Ok, i'll admit they have their shortcomings, no brake air chambers and no sunvisors... But man, look at what the guys here can do with 'em! Impressive!
Hi Jacobus, nice start to your project! I like your rear suspension setup! I also have this kit, so I'm very interested in your build. I see you might mount the fuel tanks right in front of the rear wheels. The cutouts at the bottom rear of the cab are there for fuel filler neck clearance. You might want to fill these cut outs on the cab if you want to install the fuel tanks like you want them, unless you want to use 4 fuel tanks... Or just leave it the way it is. This is a picture of a CL9000 which has the fuel tanks in the stock locations, if you can blow up the picture you will see the fuel cap is aligned with the cutout in the cab skirt:
Download the ones from Revell's version on their site... :http://www.revell.de/fileadmin/import/images/bau/07408_%23BAU_2010_INTERNATIONAL_LONE_STAR.PDF Same thing for the Prostar: http://www.revell.de/fileadmin/import/images/bau/07411_%23BAU_INTERNATIONAL_PROSTAR.PDF
I started something similar to this over a year ago and it looks pretty similar to what you're doing here, except for the sleeper "condo" extension. I guess I'm going to follow this build closely! i bought a W900B hood from P&P and replaced the cowl area with the T600 hood cowl. Of course if you have access to KJ's hood... It'll take a little less work to accomplish. Good start to this project! Anyhoo, here are some pictures of mine. I added some skirting at the bottom of the cab and and prayed it flat black for sanding at this point. I was originally planned to ude the Moebius Lonetsar frame but i forgot about the 8 airbag suspension being quite different from the International setup. I'll post more pics this week. your's just might get me started again...
I agree with everybody here... This is just out of this world! Incredible amount of detial here, even the connectors are there! Very, very nice! Which brings me to ask, what is your day job? You know, the one that brings bread and butter on your table? Is this it, or you have have to work with a truck or engineering related job! This project is really work intensive. Unbelievably nice!